The Wellness and Health Enhancement Engineering Lab (WHEEL), focuses on improving health and wellness systems, and technologies using user-centered design and usability engineering approaches. The lab's mission is to conduct exploratory, experimental and field research involving human interaction with computers, technologies and systems. The majority of our projects involve understanding persuasion, emotion and trust in health information technologies (HIT), consumer health information technologies and technology mediated collaboration in health (patient to patient, patient to provider and provider to provider).
WHEEL Lab Personnel
Dr. Enid Montague WHEEL Lab Director
Onur Asan, MS is a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research explores clinician information sharing with patients in primary care. Onur is also a recipient of the Richard S and Harriet K Fein Scholarship.
Jie Xu, MS is a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research explores technology mediated collaboration in teams with unequal roles. He is particularly interested the role of emotion in these interactions.
Erin Chiou is a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Her research explores the role of interruptions in complex systems. Erin is also a recipient of the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars and the National Science Foundation Graduate fellowships.
Jennifer Perchonock, MS is an incoming PhD student in the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University. Her research is in the area of culturally informed designed, particularly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health consumers. Jennifer is also a recipient of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) graduate fellowship.
Nick Lamper, David Leinweber, Dhruv Mahtta, Martia Hunt and Mitchelle Lyle
High School Students
Carrie Alexander, John Graham. Carrie and John are both students in the prestigious Information Technology Academy.
Frederick Sua, MS
Research Interests: The dynamic nature of trust, especially in regards to website usage. The effect of computer mediated communication on cooperation.
Ping-yu Chen, MS
Interests: Human-computer interaction, human behaviour, cognitive systems engineering.